I was installing Maya 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04, and as soon as I got to the command "for i in *.rpm; do sudo alien -cv $i;", as suggested here, the next line appears pretty much blank, except for one closing angle bracket (>), and any command I ran did nothing whatsoever. Please help me out!

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The ">" prompt appears because the shell expects you to continue the for loop or close it using the word "done".

In your case you just have to add done at the end of the line or after the > prompt, e.g.

for i in *.rpm; do sudo alien -cv $i; done

This is an error in the instructions.

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